All of the moms in the Teen Mom franchise earned their roles simply by becoming moms at a young age. Along the way, some of the moms have had other kids and grown their families. Now, thanks to a shared article and photo on social media, it looks like Maci from Teen Mom is pregnant again, making her yet another mom from the series who decided to have more kids once she was no longer a kid herself.
In a recent Instagram post, Maci posted a sonogram, a red baby's sweatshirt, matching baby pants, a white mask, and white booties. But before anyone could comment asking Maci when she's due, she turned off the comments. Her caption only read, "#LinkInBio." Is Maci really pregnant? Or is she just having some fun with her fans?
Maci isn't pregnant, but Izabella Tovar is.
If fans didn't click that link in Maci's bio, they might think that the Teen Mom star is indeed pregnant. But, as the article that link leads to shares, the person who is actually currently expecting a new baby is Izabella Tovar, an alum of MTV's 16 and Pregnant. That image that Maci shared was originally on Izabella's Instagram.
Back on March 3, Izabella posted the photo with the caption, "I’m pregnant! Baby #3 is coming September 2021 and we couldn’t be happier ... So far this pregnancy has been way rougher than my other two. I’ve been super sick basically all day every day. Here’s to hoping that lightens up in the next couple of weeks." According to her recent gender reveal party posts, Izabella is expecting a baby girl.
If you also checked out Maci's Instagram story today, you'll find similar posts, in which Maci shares links to articles about pregnancies, without ever revealing who the mom actually is. This situation mimics what happened in late 2019 when Maci's cryptic posts led to everyone asking whether or not the 29-year-old was expecting her next child. She had posted a photo of herself and her husband, Taylor McKinney, with a sonogram technician who seemed to be scanning Maci's stomach for a new pregnancy.
In that case, the link and photo Maci originally tweeted out actually rerouted to a Champion Daily article about how Maci isn't pregnant right now. In fact, the article pointed out that although she allowed the tweet to be shared from her own personal account, Maci has never responded to pregnancy rumors on social media for the sheer reason that she is often inundated with comments asking if she has a baby on the way.
'Teen Mom' stars are known for their click-bait article shares on social media.
Maci certainly isn't the first Teen Mom star to share an article in an attempt to bring clicks to a news website. Catelynn Baltierra from Teen Mom OG has also been known to share articles with misleading headlines, and former Teen Mom star Janelle Eason once revealed on a reunion special that companies pay her to share articles and post on her behalf rather than sharing rumor-filled articles herself.
Maci doesn't want to be pregnant again.
Maci isn't pregnant, but the Teen Mom star is open to expanding her family by way of adoption. In 2017, she told E! News that she did not want to be pregnant again. And in May 2019, she told Us Weekly that she and Taylor have researched adoption as a way to have more children.
"Taylor and I both always wanted to adopt. Now it's just a matter of timing and really accepting the process," she told the news outlet. "Because we don't want to adopt a baby. And not that we only want one, but we are open to siblings also."
She explained that it was something she and Taylor were still discussing as an option when their younger kids get a little older. But as far as being pregnant, Maci's social media followers should probably make it a rule to never believe the rumors.
Teen Mom OG airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.